Author Archives: Anna

Kitchen additions

New kitchen accessories: Anthropologie letter mugs, Asda black and white scallop mugs, Ikea turquoise patterned plate, Matalan glass printed jar, H and M wooden chopping board and box

Last weekend was a tiring one, full of working on the house and punctuated by a couple of hours in Ikea spent planning out our new kitchen. It was my first virtual planning experience and I highly recommend it. We ended up changing the layout slightly enabling us to fit in our dream sink (I know, ...

DIY gold spike & bead necklace

DIY gold spike and turquoise bead long chain necklace

It's been quite a while since I've shared a DIY jewellery project with you. Larger scale DIY - on the house - has been taking priority! But I have a stash of projects on the go or that I'm keen to try soon and this necklace was one I made in early summer. It was inspired ...

Friends at Everyman Cinema

Friends movie night at Everyman Cinema Leeds

When I was in my first year at uni, the girls in my self-catered hall and I would spend more hours than I care to remember huddled into one of our rooms watching episodes of Friends. One of the girls had the full box set on VHS and another had one of those TVs with a ...

Bathroom additions

House renovation tour: bathroom accessories additions

While husband is busy banging, building and bricking up downstairs there's not a great deal for me to do, except keep it all tidy-ish and dream about the kitchen I'd like to have in the end. (No, we've still not completely decided). What do idle hands do? They shop. Hence I've bought quite a lot of little extras ...

How can women help women?

Work hard and be nice to people - Anthony Burrill

The other day I went to a support group for this difficult patch I'm going through, and it got me thinking. First, there were only about 10 people there. It was in Sheffield, and the nearest group of its type for probably half of Yorkshire, and I know there are a lot more than a couple of handfuls of ...

Le Chalet tearoom, Leeds

Le Chalet French tearoom and bakery Park Row Leeds

When I go out in Leeds eating and drinking, I tend to spend a lot of time in the area around Greek Street, sort of the city's financial quarter. But an invitation came through the other day for a blogger buffet at a place around there I'd never noticed before. Apparently, Le Chalet (31-32 Park Row) ...

Coveting indigo and white

Blue and white staircase in Tangiers, from Domino

I often see a theme to the things I'm drawn to and collect and currently it's this fresh combination of white with indigo blue. 1. A beautiful and striking blue and white staircase in Tangier, from Domino. 2. I'm seeing a lot of blog posts extolling the virtues of the Japanese 'shibori' dyeing technique around ...

Tweet 4 a Table & Roxy Lanes

The Cooperative Food Tweet 4 a Table Leeds

Now this was something a little different. The Cooperative Food brought its pop-up restaurant to Leeds and over two days offered Twitter users the chance to win a free meal for them and three friends - just by tweeting! I was invited along to try it out, so found myself and two of my best eating ...

Blog hop!

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Hands down one of the nicest things about blogging is the friendliness and camaraderie of the community. There's nothing nicer than someone enjoying or valuing something you've written, and letting you know with a comment or a tweet. I'd noticed a couple of my favourite bloggers taking part in a particular 'blog hop' - all answering ...

Do you work in your pyjamas?

Homeworking Axa Business Pyjamas competition

I often think we've been so slow to offer home working as a real alternative to commuting to an office. Usually those thoughts come to me when I'm on my 30-40 minute each way journey to and from work. On the occasional bad day I add up in my head all the time I've spent commuting ...

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